Diamond-Cut Guide To Life (in 64 words)

By Sunday, February 24, 2013 7 0

Less shopping, more nature    

Less email, more conversation

Less junk food, more real food

Less TV, more reading

Less driving, more walking and biking

Less stuff,  more space

Less alcohol, more money saved

Less waste, more energy conservation

Less compulsiveness, more contentment

Less oil energy, more wind and solar energy

Less driving alone, more carpooling and vanpooling

Less fear-based religion, more love-based religion

— And that’s my 64 word summary of the diamond-cut life that I keep working to build, the life that takes care of both people and planet, both present and future generations.

. I got this general format idea of “less this, more that” from the helpful blog Zen Habits. Its author, like me, encourages readers to use and circulate what we write.

What would you like less of and more of in your life?

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  • craftygreenpoet
    March 7, 2013

    excellent post, very concise

    • Alison
      March 9, 2013

      It is especially nice to hear that, coming from an award-winning poet like yourself :)

  • Tess Giles Marshall
    March 3, 2013

    Good one Alison, just linked to it!

  • Colleen
    February 25, 2013

    This is a good & challenging exercise, thank you! These are my wishes for those of us in the prosperous USA and elsewhere…and it definitely includes myself:

    I’d like LESS self-absorption and taking-for-granted and MORE unselfish giving of time and/or money to others (and causes) in need.

    • Alison
      February 27, 2013

      I concur with your vision, Colleen. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Libby
    February 24, 2013

    I will take those valuable 64 words and apply them to my life! Love the summary!

    • Alison
      February 25, 2013

      Libby, good to hear this works for you. Summaries can be soothing, it often seems to me — hitting the high points, without a lot of distracting details.

      Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night.